Leon Gauhman

Leon Gauhman

Founder and CPO/CSO at Elsewhen
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Bio Leon Gauhman is a tech entrepreneur who advises global businesses on how to tackle new market realities, pinpoint business possibilities and surpass customer expectations. In 2011, together with two other engineers, he co-founded Elsewhen, a digital product consultancy which has a mission to deliver world class consumer-grade CX to enterprise businesses across the insurance, financial services, data, healthcare and banking sectors. Clients include Google, Microsoft, Bupa, Citibank, Pollen Street Capital, Mastercard and Go Compare. Leon also mentors start-ups and incubators like Seedcamp and Wayra on everything from innovation strategy, design and CX, to engineering and operations.



Is DeFi the silver bullet to help struggling SMEs secure easier access to finance?

14 Sep 2021

2021 has been a remarkable year for the entrepreneurs pioneering the growth of Decentralised Finance (DeFi). While traditional banks have exhibited the same kind of suspicion that they direct at cryptocurrency, DeFi-powered platforms like Maker, Compound and Aave have grown rapidly as investors pile onboard. DeFi is often cited as a means of ext

Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

Can Pennyworth deliver the next-gen banking dream? Only by upping its game

01 Dec 2020

In an open letter to the founders of Pennyworth, Leon Gauhman, chief strategy officer at Elsewhen, explains why superb customer experience, best in class product innovation and disruptive fintech instincts will be critical if the new challenger bank is to succeed. Dear Jeremy Takle and Ben Harvey, Congratulations, you’ve recently taken a giant


Regulatory easing is unleashing crypto's potential: banks have the opportunity to get on board fast

09 Sep 2020

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are increasingly viewed as a tantalising proposition by investors, especially in this era of COVID-19 inspired low interest rates. However, incumbent banks have so far been reluctant to engage with the fast-growing crypto market because of the sector’s less reputable elements: with their wild fluctuat...

Cryptocurrency Insights

Four reasons why traditional banks can’t afford to dither over Crypto banking

23 Jul 2020

Banks and financial institutions were shockingly slow to respond to the rise of fintech - now they are in danger of making the same mistake with the rapidly emerging crypto banking sector. While legacy players sit on the sidelines, the likes of SEBA and Wirex are racing to develop banking products and services that support the cryptocurrency ecosy...